The losers sister Rebecca (Julianne Moore) is a successful actress taking a break from the screen to star in a play. She laughs, she cries, she gets praised by a cute young co-star and so on and so forth. The actress is married to Tom (David Duchovny), a househusband who used to be in advertising. Househusband and loser boyfriend are best friends. Harried assistant/wannabe writer and the actress are best friends. Everyone chatters away about their horrible, unfulfilling lives while living in beautiful homes, eating out at fabulous restaurants and pretty much doing as they please. Oh yes, we can really relate to all these pretty people and their miserable lives.
Speaking of disjointed scenes, for some bizarre reason a wooden spoon thrown by a small child from 10 feet away that glances off the side of a grown womans nose can cause her to have two huge black eyes and a swollen nose. Silly as that scene is, its not close to being the worst moment of the film. No, that honor goes to the sequence in which Duchovnys sex addict character stumbles across an Internet site featuring bestiality. Thankfully the horse is only heard whinnying... Given the films low-brow humor (burping, farting, and pooping are frequently heard/discussed), the restraint shown in not focusing on the computer screen is a pleasant surprise.
By the time the predictable final act rolls around, I was wishing all four lead characters would get mowed down by a delivery truck. Now thats an ending worth sticking around to see. Since the film doesnt end in bloodshed (or any other way that might qualify as satisfying), Trust the Man and its 103 minute running time just winds up being 102 no, make that 103 - minutes too long.
Trust the Man was directed by Bart Freundlich and is rated R for language and some sexual content.